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Another minor girl sexually assaulted in school

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Bengalaru, Dec 3 (PTI) A three-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted twice in the premises of a private school here in the fifth such incident in as many months.

The accused, a school attendant, was arrested on November 30 after the mother of the victim registered a police complaint, City Police Commissioner M N Reddi told here.

In the complaint filed on November 29, the mother alleged that the child was sexually abused twice on October 22 and November 26, Reddi said.

The attendant has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (relating to punishment for rape).

The latest incident comes weeks after the sexual assault of a six-year-old girl in a school by a Hindi teacher who was arrested.

In another incident in October, an office assistant in a school here was arrested for sexual assault of a three-and-a-half-year girl.

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her 63-year-old teacher inside her school premises over a period of time with the offence coming to light in early August, barely a month after the rape of a six-year-old girl at ‘Vibgyor High’ school here.

The series of incidents of sexual assault of minor girls in schools in Bengaluru has led to concerns over safety of children.

Police had issued safety guidelines for schools, which in many cases have been found to be observing them in the breach.

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